Joliet Resident Returns Behind Bars Following Another Traffic Stop

62-year old Robert Hernandez of Joliet was arrested and processed for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Violation of
Order of Protection.

On February 14, 2024, at 12:38 p.m., Joliet police observed Hernandez driving a Jeep Altitude on South Reed Street approaching West Jefferson Street, driving past, and looking at a residence in the 0-20 block of South Reed Street. The Officer held prior knowledge that Hernandez is listed as respondent of a temporary order of protection which prohibits Hernandez to be within 1000 feet of the home or contact with its resident. The resident was believed to be home at this time.

The Officer conducted a traffic stop on the Jeep in the parking lot of Fenton’s Motel  at 2305 West Jefferson. Hernandez was confirmed to be the driver and he was placed into custody without incident.

During a search of the vehicle, Officers recovered suspected crack cocaine and a glass pipe used for smoking drugs from the interior of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed from the scene. While being processed at the Joliet Police Department, Hernandez indicated that he was suffering from a medical issue, and he was transported to Ascension St Joseph Medical Center by the Joliet Fire Department. Hernandez remains hospitalized at the time of this release.